On Moraleja (single)

The feedback on Moraleja, the single for Niño (EP) has been overwhelmingly possible. I am extremely proud of Niño as a whole, and so excited it was received well by so many. Below are some articles reviewing the single, as well as their respective links. I am grateful to everyone who took the time to listen, write, and support my work. It will not be forgotten, and it is greatly appreciated.

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HighClouds was the first first webzine to show interest and excitement about Moraleja, and they were the first to write about it. Text and link below:

“The brains behind Juracán, Pierre Carbuccia is a Puertorrican multi-instrumentalist who grew up in the Dominican Republic and now resides in Portland, one of the world’s alternative rock capitals. Carbuccia is now releasing Niño and he’s putting out “Moraleja” as lead single. Meaning “moral” in Spanish, the song’s title conjures up a clever game with its lyrics: “¿Cuándo va a ser que vamo’ a entende’ / que nadie tiene la respuesta a nada?” (When are we ever gonna learn / that nobody has an answer). The only song with lyrics in his latest release, “Moraleja” encourages the listener to search answer from within rather than looking for them elsewhere.

Though Juracán’s lyrics are worth musing over, it is at coming up with dreamy instrumentals that he truly shines. In fact, by the end of the song his vocal tracks are so intermingled with each other that it’s hard to make out what he’s singing. It’s a nice little touch to a song whose vocals end up mirroring its instrumental, as the true backbone of “Moraleja” is its interplay between the several guitar lines playing behind Carbuccia’s vocals. Carbuccia might be the only person behind Juracán and a guy with longish hair who plays guitar, but he’s hardly the singer-songwriter type. Ethereal and introspective, “Moraleja” is a song that has been dreamed up rather than written.”

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Remezcla (Richard Villegas) added Moraleja to their Songs of the Week segment. Text and link below:

“Channeling the solemn stillness of Simon and Garfunkel and refracting it through the prism of Caribbean folklore, Juracán’s “Moraleja” is a delicate statement from the Dominican-Puerto Rican songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. “Moraleja” is the lead single off his forthcoming debut EP Niño, which presents the listener with a tremulous glimpse into Juracán’s world of atmospheric storytelling.”

Note: Richard also added Moraleja to his playlist on Spotify for a little while - you can listen to the playlist here.

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NPR’s Alt.Latino (Felix Contreras) reviewed Moraleja as one of their favorite Latin songs on November 21st, 5 days after its release. Felix also played it during his Podcast on November 22nd - you can listen to the Podcast episode here. Text and link below:

“Pierre Carbuccia is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Dominican Republic. Once he absorbed the local lingo of Afro Caribbean music, he explored rock and other forms. Now, under the artistic name of Juracán he produces the kind of electronic/acoustic mash-up that will probably live at the top of my playlist for a while. "Moraleja" is just the tip of the iceberg of Niño, an entire album due out in early December.

How I didn't know about him before, I'll never know. But I'm glad I do now.”